against the weight of the evidence

against the weight of the evidence
Contrary to the evidence. Russell v. Pilger, 113 Vt. 537, 37 A.2d 403, 411.
A finding is "against the manifest weight of the evidence" if an opposite conclusion is clearly evident. Burke v. Board of Review, 2 Dist., 132 Ill.App.3d 1094, 87 Ill.Dec. 823, 477 N.E.2d 1351, 1356.
For judgement to be considered such, it must appear that conclusions opposite to those reached by the trier of fact are clearly evident. Wood v. Illinois Liquor Control Commission, 55 Ill.App.3d 228, 13 Ill.Dec. 443, 371 N.E.2d 138, 140.
If a verdict is against the weight of the evidence, a new trial may be granted under Fed.R.Civ.P. 59(a).
See also directed verdict

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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